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Oklahoma men's gymnastics: Former Sooner Chris Brooks named captain for U.S. Olympic men's squad

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Chris Brooks, a member of the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team from 2006-2009, has been named the captain of the U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics squad.

Brooks is making his first ever trip to the Olympics. In 2012 he was one of three men selected as an alternate, but never got the chance to compete.

Brooks earned his Olympic spot after finishing second in the all-around at both the P&G Championships and Olympic Trials earlier this summer.

During his time as a Sooner, he competed at the National Championships his first season, taking gold on the horizontal bar, and went on to become a three-time All-American on the high bar.

At 29 years old, Brooks is the oldest member of the men's side. He was voted team captain by the rest of his teammates.

Brooks will be coached by current Oklahoma men's gymnastics coach Mark Williams at the Olympics. He will also be joined by former Sooners Jake Dalton and Alex Naddour as members of the five-man team.

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